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As a child, I was very shy. I wanted to be successful, but lacked  1  . When I discovered climbing, I found something I was good at. I began to be  2  by my friends and this gave me the desire to climb  3  and higher mountains. I found that nothing was impossible if I could find the  4  to try to achieve my goals.

Both personal determination and teamwork are  5  when you climb. You need to rely on the  6  of your team and share in the achievement. But personal focus and determination to keep going despite any difficulty are also very helpful to team success.

My greatest achievement in  7  was being the first ever to reach the top of the 5,000foot Troll Wall in Norway, which has the highest and most vertical(垂直的) rock face in Europe. A stone dropped from the top of the mountain will  8  nothing until it lands on the valley floor one  9  below. So it was very adventurous.

Before our climb, the experts in Europe had said it was  10  to climb the Troll Wall. But with three companions, I decided to  11  . It took ten days to make the climb and we  12  on ledges(岩石架)no more than a foot wide when we were tired. Thankfully, we  13  .

Afterwards, I said to myself, “If I can do that, I can do anything.” Some years later, I climbed up Mount Everest-the highest mountain in the world.

Adventure to me is not just  14  a rope along the side of a mountain, but is one field where adventurous peopl e can often  15  themselves. If we look at every day as an adventure, we can test ourselves and continue to grow throughout our life. That is the final adventure.

 

1.A.money             B. confidence  C. purposes             D. chances

2.A.denied             B. attacked    C. recognized            D. tricked

3.A.harder             B.farther     C.smaller               D.safer

4.A.place              B.secret      C.courage              D.time

5.A.suitable           B.simple      C.equal           D.important

6.A.comfort            B.support     C.interest              D.doubt

7.A.science             B.medicine   C. climbing             D. engineering

8.A.touch              B. stop       C. pollute               D. hurt

9.A.meter              B. inch       C. centimeter            D. mile

10.A.easy              B. impossible  C. exciting              D. useful

11.A.try               B. learn       C. return               D. escape

12.A.ate               B. lived       C. rested               D. stood

13.A.worked           B. decided     C. continued            D. succeeded

14.A.bending over       B. falling off   C. hanging onto         D. leaning against

15.A.hold              B. forgive     C. punish               D. challenge

 

 

One of Britain's bravest women told yesterday how she helped to catch suspected (可疑的) police killer David Bieber -- and was thanked with flowers by the police. It was also said that she could be in line for a share of up to 30,000 reward money.

Vicki Brown, 30, played a very important role in ending the nationwide manhunt. Vicki, who has worked at the Royal Hotel for four years, told of her terrible experience when she had to steal into Bieber's bedroom and to watch him secretly. Then she waited alone for three hours while armed police prepared to storm the building.

 She said: "I was very nervous. But when I opened the hotel door and saw 20 armed policemen lined up in the car park I was so glad they were there.”

The alarm had been raised because Vicki became suspicious (怀疑) of the guest who checked in at 3 pm the day before New Year's Eve with little luggage and wearing sunglasses and a hat pulled down over his face. She said: "He didn't seem to want to talk too much and make any eye contact (接触)." Vicki, the only employee on duty, called her bosses Margaret, 64, and husband Stan McKale, 65, who phoned the police at 11 pm.

Officers from Northumbria Police called Vicki at the hotel in Dunston, Gateshead, at about 11:30 pm to make sure that this was the wanted man. Then they kept in touch by phoning Vicki every 15 minutes.

"It was about ten past two in the morning when the phone went again and a policeman said ‘Would you go and make yourself known to the armed officers outside?'. My heart missed a beat."

Vicki quietly showed eight armed officers through passages and staircases to the top floor room and handed over the key.

"I realized that my bedroom window overlooks that part of the hotel, so I went to watch. I could not see into the man's room, but I could see the passage. The police kept shouting at the man to come out with his hands showing. Then suddenly he must have come out because they shouted for him to lie down while he was handcuffed (带上手铐)。

71. The underlined phrase "be in line for" paragraph 1 means __

 A. get          B. be paid                              C. ask for  D. own

72. Vicki became suspicious of David Bieber because __________.

A. the police called her

 B. he looked very strange

 C. he came to the hotel with little luggage

 D. he came to the hotel the day before New Year's Eve

73. Vicki’s heart missed a beat because _________.

A. the phone went again                           B. she would be famous

 C. the policemen had already arrived               D. she saw 20 policemen in the car park

74. David Bieber was most probably handcuffed in ________.

 A. the passage                      B. the man's room             C. Vicki's bedroom   D. the top floor room

75. The whole event probably lasted about _______ hours from the moment Bieber came to the hotel to the arrival of some armed officers.

 A. 6         B. 8                                 C. 11           D. 14

 

 

Many people wrongly believe that when people reach old age their families place them in nursing homes.They are left in the 1 of strangers for the rest of their lives.Their 2 children visit them only occasionally but more often they do not have any 3 visitors.The truth is that this idea is an unfortunate myth 4 story.In fact family members provide over 80 percent of the care 5  elderly people need.Samuel Prestoon a sociologist studied 6 the American family is changing.He reported that by the time the 7 American couple reaches 40 years of age they have more parents than children. 8 because people today live longer after an illness than people did years 9 family members must provide long term care.More psychologists have found that all caregivers 10 a common characteristic All caregivers believe that they are the best 11 for the job.In other words they all felt that they 12  do the job better than anyone else.Social workers 13 caregivers to find out why they took 14 the responsibility of caring for an elderly relative.Many caregivers believed they had 15 to help their relative.Some stated that helping others 16 them feel more useful.Others hoped that by helping 17 now they would deserve care when they became old and 18 .Caring for the elderlyand being taken care of can be a 19  satisfying experience for everyone who might be 20 .

 

1.A.hands B.arms C.bodies D.homes

2.A.growing B.grown C.being grown    D.having grown

3.A.constant B.lasting C.regular        D.normal

4.A.imaginary B.imaginable C.imaginative D.imagery

5.A.that B.this C.those D.these

6.A.when B.how C.what D.where

7.A.common B.ordinary C.standard        D.average

8.A.Further B.However C.Moreover D.Whereas

9.A.before B.ago C.later D.lately

10.A.share B.enjoy C.divide D.consent

11.A.person B.people C.character D.man

12.A.would B.will C.could D.can

13.A.questioned B.interviewed  C.inquired D.interrogate

14.A.in B.up C.on D.off

15.A.admiration B.initiative        C.necessity D.obligation

16.A.cause B.enable C.make D.get

17.A.someone  B.anyone C.everyone       D.anybody

18.A.elderly B.dependent C.dependable    D.independent

19.A.similarly B.differently C.mutually D.certainly

20.A.involved B.excluded C.included     D.considered

 

 

 

ABCAC

 

答案与解析:

1.A

本句意为他们的业余生活要由陌生人来照料。in the hands of“……控制或照料,固定搭配。

2.B

grown children过去分词作定语,意为长大的孩子。

3.C

regular“定期的、有规律的normal“正常的constant“经常的lasting“持续的,这里指定期来看望的人。

4.A

imaginary“不真实的、虚构的imaginable“可想象的imaginative“富于想象力的imagery意为肖像。

5.A

that引导定语从句。

6.B

根据上下文,how引导宾语从句,表示如何、怎么样

7.D

average指一般、通常的情况;common表示普通的,强调大部分;ordinaryspecial相对立,强调普遍性;standard“标准的

8.C

moreover“而且,表示两句间递进的关系。如果further加上more,也表示递进关系。

9.B

ago“以前,指从现在算起;before是从过去某个时刻算起。

10.A

share,共享的,常与common搭配。consent同意。

11.B

这里要用复数,故选people.

12.C

would表示一种意愿,can表示能力。主句是过去时,故选could.

13.B

questionedinquired表示询问、疑问interrogate“审问。故interviewed“面试、访问符合句意。

14.C

take on“承担take in“欺骗、收容take up“从事take off“脱下起飞take on符合句意,承担照顾年老亲戚的责任。

15.D

obligation“责任、义务admiration“羡慕initiative“首创的,开始的necessity“必要性。本句与上句意思相近,故选obligation.

16.C

make sb do sth.表示使某人……”,符合句意。

17.A

someone在这里泛指某个人。Anyoneanybody指任何人,everyone指每个人。

18.B

dependent“依靠别人的dependable“可靠的independent“独立的

19.C

mutually“共同地similarly“同样地、相似的differently“不同地certainly“当然地。只有共同地符合句意。

20.A

involved“涉及、牵涉到included“包含excluded“排除在外、不包括considered“考虑到。本句意为可能涉及到的每一个人。

 

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